Hi Greg/Lakedog,I think the 2100 is a very efficient rig. I personally would do it up differently to utilize the interior better. I also feel the smaller V8 E350 engine offers enough power for it's size and weight. I think the 2100 is ideal for a single person, but will work with two as long as you are real careful in what you bring. I see pictures of 2100s with hitch mounted storage compartments which I feel defeats the purpose. At that point, I would buy a 2350 and have plenty of indoor & outdoor storage and also a full time double bed and bigger capacities. A 2350 is more suited for full timing for a multitude of reasons. But if you travel lightly, the 2100 will be quite the rig for best mobility.
Welcome Greg. I agree with Ron, that the 2100 is the smallest but there are advantages to the 2350 at 23' 11", which is still very compact and with a 158" wheelbase, very agile. The layout that suits your needs best is the first to consider, imo. I think the 2350 layout is easier for two people, but it depends on how you like to use the living space. If it's the 2100 layout that attracts you over the 2350, then look at the 2400 which is only 3" longer, built on the 164" wheelbase. I also couldn't find a used unit that would suit my needs so bought new. This gave me the opportunity to customize a bit. I wanted the layout type of the 2100/2400 and the shortest unit possible, but I didn't want the 158" chassis cut to 138", and I didn't want to go to the 164" chassis, but would have if that was the only option. Phoenix built my 2100 on the 158" chassis uncut, so my finished unit is 22' 10". I also built on the E450, but I believe the E350 would have served fine. I appreciate the extra weight capacity of the E450, and to me it was worth it.
You are 6'-2" tall? With hiking shoes on, you will likely hit your head on the a/c and lighting. Don't buy sight unseen for that reason. You need to size yourself up. Every PC has the same ceiling concerns.
Hi Lakedog, welcome to our merry little band.If it was me in your circumstances I would condsider the 2400 that is already built because the wheel base is 6 inches longer, better ride and handling, while the coach is only 2 inches longer than the 2350. I would have the factory remove the front euro chair and put the dogs bed there. I would leave the table and rear chair for working and eating at. I would ask them to make a drop down floor to cover the step. Hinged to the wall with a rope to pull it back up. Some type of latch to hold it up.I know making up a bed every night can a sob, but the bed in the 2350 we had was a real SOB to make.